Ringing in the new year is a call for celebration around the world. As the clock strikes midnight, friends, couples, and families call out cheers and well wishes for a happy New Year. The year turns over on the Western calendar first in Australia and then around the rest of the world. Some places celebrate with a toast of Champagne, others with a kiss on the cheek, and many with both.
This is how the world says “Happy New Year” and offers a hearty cheers (when appropriate) for good measure.